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news exclusive, he is in the seat of power in the midst of chaos. martha raddatz sits down with the prime minister of egypt to hear his take on escalating violence. and later -- >> if you are broke don't go to a game show expecting to win. >> then game show fail. why so many game show winners say in the end they lost. it's wednesday, august 21st. >> announcer: from abc new, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> all. happy hump day, everybody. we'll begin with the latest details on the school attack prevented at an atlanta school. >> police say it was a man, 20-year-old michael brandon hill who walked into an elementary school determined to kill someone. but the school has a system where visitors must be buzzed in by staff. hill may have slipped behind an unsuspecting parent. abc's tahman bradley joins us with more. >> good morning. another incident involving a gun and a school. this time it happened during the second week of classes outside of atlanta. >> reporter: the safe return of in know center children. camille pepper, one of 800 elementary sch
behind the brutal crackdown in egypt, he'll sit down with martha raddatz. to defend his tactics. >> how some game show winners could end up owing money. you're watching "world news now." put an end to this game ♪ ♪ before it's too late ♪ head games ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by ourtime.com. you by ourtime.com. but lately she's been coming in with less gray than usual. what's she up to? the new root touch-up by nice'n easy has the most shade choices, designed to match even salon color in just 10 minutes. with the new root touch-up, all they see is you. ♪ ♪ >>> all right. egypt is america's biggest foreign policy head ache right now. president obama and his security team met yesterday to decide how to respond. >> abc's global affairs correspondent martha raddatz traveled to cairo for an exclusive interview with the man at center of the crisis there. >> he is one of the most powerful men in egypt right now, a civilian leader behind the military's brutal crackdown on its own people. >> no country will allow to have a paramilitary people taking to the
as the the city tries to get back to normal. abc's martha raddatz is there. >> so where does this go from and were you shot? >> yeah. >> reporter: we speck oke to 25-year-old mohamed sultan shot last week by egyptian forces in the eruption of violence he represents egypt's future, best and brightest, graduating from the united states's ohio state university. >> if we have to die so the next generation can live freely so be it. >> reporter: weeks ago we walked amongst jubilant protesters in the square. across town, with the pro-morsi crowd, building tents and digging in, there was hope for a peaceful end. instead, the egyptian security forces demolished this tent city, killing hundreds of people. on the very same spot we were just weeks ago, the scene is truly stunning. burned out buildings, very few people walking around and so much rubble. this is fast becoming a simmering civil war. one of america's great allies in this region, awash in blood. on one side, the government admitted that 36 islamists in its custody were killed. while on the other, militants slaughtered two dozen egyptian police. th
to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapon. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it is a terrible and urgent task, the u.s. and u.n. racing to find out whether chemical weapons killed these men, women and children. and just how many died. a shocking new number from opposition groups revealed in washington. >> the most recent estimates we have seen range from 1,000 to 1,800 which is obviously a broad range. >> reporter: the assad regime says claims that it carried out a chemical attack are baseless. but the world its reacting swiftly and forcefully. as u.n. investigators beg for access to the site, the evidence may be quickly dissipating. president obama has directed the intelligence community to do everything possible to gain additional information about this suspected attack, but we don't know what the u.s. response would be. martha raddatz, abc news, cairo. >> the threat of more political violence hangs over egypt with muslim brotherhood calling for a day of protests. this follows the the release from prison of former president hosni mubarak. the 85-year-old is being held under
travels to martha's vine yard for vacation. >> i've been to the restaurant. >> is it good? >> terrific. yeah, trendy indian food. >> the president only takes the first lady to the best spots. i'm sure. >> sure they enjoyed it. >> all eyes on new jersey for the mystery winners to come forward to claim the rest of the massive powerball jackpot. a minnesota man who bought one of three tickets stepped up and got his share of $448 million prize. 45-year-old paul white, project engineer who said he has been waiting for this day his entire life. >> we went through them and sure enough they were right. i said i will have to call you back later. and i went -- "whoo!" and ran around the office. >> divorced father of two of teenagers. he wl take home $58 million after taxes. >> oh, to be paul. >> he didn't waste a minute. >> good for him. came right forward. yep, me. >> everyone has a different philosophy. do you hold back? hire a couple people? attorneys, financial advisers before you come out so you have somebody in your ear telling you what to do and what to say before you go into the public.
chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: the pictures are gut wrenching. the rebels fighting the regime say these are mothers, fathers, children, killed while they slept in their homes in a damascus suburb. they say the syrian regime fired rockets on its own people. rockets carrying poisonous gas, leaving the innocent convulsing, foaming at the mouth, suffocating. >> i would be very surprised if it turned out to be a fake. >> reporter: images are impossible to verify for certain and the assad regime denies the attack saying allegations are baseless. but we showed the pictures to a weapons expert. >> the only explanation i can really see to this is this looks like this fellow's nerves have been, are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: the white house said it is "deeply concerned." but the white house has said that before. almost a year to the day. president obama warning syria about crossing a red line. >> we have communicated no -- in no uncertain terms with every player in region that is a red line for us. >> reporter: but t
with a conversation between two top al qaeda leaders. with more on this abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: beefed-up law enforcement. heightened awareness at airports from l.a. to new york and more scrutiny on those trying to enter the country. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that the plot started in yemen, and u.s. officials are frantically searching for vehicle bombs al qaeda wants it use to blow up the u.s. embassy there and perhaps others as well. abc news has also learned that through surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, more was discovered. including communications between al qaeda affiliates and someone in the u.s. not just electronic conversations, but through the mail as well. the u.s. does not know the content of the letters. >> in terrorist communications, in general, the simpler more primitive forms of communication, the more effective they are. >> reporter: this is who al qaeda's zawahiri has been communicating with in yemen, al-wuhayshi. small bombs that could be placed inside a human body, especially dangerous if the bomb carrier boarded a flight. >> this group is fairl
to be a matter of whether the u.s. will strike syria but when. abc's martha raddatz is in the region this morning and has the latest on the crisis in syria. >> reporter: he is the man at the center of the horror, a brutal dictator who the vice president said is undeniably responsible for gassing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria -- the syrian regime. >> reporter: there seems no question that the u.s. is ready to strike a punishing blow to assad. u.s. warships are in place, cruise missiles at the ready, the targets in syria selected. >> if the order comes, you are ready to go -- like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> reporter: what might assad do in response? the syrian regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas and large stock piles of sarin. add to that 100,000 missiles and rockets including thousand of powerful scud missiles which could reach any target in neighboring israel. here in israel, a run on gas masks, requests increasing fourfold. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying israel is ready fo
mode, week long visit to martha's vineyard. >> for president obama, vacation means golf. reporters allowed a rare shot of the president on the course. maybe the first duffer was feeling pressure. three putted the first hole. no word on the president's score. group took his time. he was on the course for five hours. was he wearing shorts. he was wearing shorts. surprised by that. >> people have a hard time at golf period. when you add cameras, or just one pool camera. >> positively. >> it's tough. >> recent jfk videos, of his swing. i think he has the best swing of any president i have ever seen. probably knew nobody would see the videos for a long. >> obama can shoot hoops. apparently, he can play. did you see that, whatever it was, missed foul shots in a row. >> because of the cameras. >> exactly. he's better than that. i've seen him play. he looks all right. one guy who played a better round than the president yesterday, jason dufner. >> shot a final round. at the pga championship. all the along the way. he was his usual understated self. showing very lilley motion. even as he wa
. earlier this week, prime minister beblawi told martha raddatz he would like to see mubarak get a fair and legal trial. >> i hate that any one was not given a fair chance before his normal charge. >> reporter: mubarak's release could ignite further tensions in a country struggling to maintain stability. >> this is horrible. it will cancel everything we have been through. all the killings. all the bloodshed. it's deaf -- it's devastating. >> reporter: more than 1,000 people have been killed across egypt over the past week. in cairo, government forces tried to downplay the violent images that shock the world. what would you say to americans about egypt and about egypt's security forces? >> i invite them to come to egypt and see government forces trying to secure the country against terrori >> reporter: the white house se bd notmt a wints w the karen travers, abc news. >> karen, tha hemwonen, tha the u.n. is urging inspectors that they be allowed in damascus neighborhoodat a supposedlyt the security council meets here in new york today to consider further action. toll from the attack coul
their nine-day get away to martha's vineyard. he hold a meeting with regulators as he decides to who pick as next chairman of the federal reserve. >> meantime, the white house began installing solar panels on the first family residence. last week, the obama administration pledged in 2010 to put solar panels on the white house as a sign of the president's commitment to clean energy. not the first time the solar panels have been on the roof, of the white house. president jimmy carter had an array of them put up in the late '70s. president ronald reagan had them removed back in 1986. >> speaking of the white house, the executive mansion was the setting for hollywood's latest block buster "the butler." shot at the top, shot to the top of the weekend box office now -- not without controversy. a couple from silver spring, maryland, publicly took to twitter to complain about what they thought was racial profiling at their local regal cinema. >> they had what i thought were bullet-proof vests, they had side arms, they had a badge that was sewn into their, into their shirt. they looked serious. >>
about the nsa surveillance program. one of those secrets came from a familiar source as martha raddatz reports. >> reporter: while national security secrets were leaking all over washington, general keith alexander was at a las vegas hackers convention, facing down hecklers. >> we stand for freedom. >> reporter: the heckler took issue with that statement, but the director fired back, saying congressional investigators have found no illegal activity by the nsa. >> that's not bull. those are facts. >> reporter: but another blockbuster revelation. a still top-secret nsa program leaked by edward snowden to a british newspaper that it says allows u.s. analysts to snoop on, quote, nearly everything a user does on the internet in realtime. "the guardian" story provides a 32-page training guide showing how the xkeyscore program works, sucking up data from 150 sites from around the world that can show e-mails, phone calls sites being visited, words being searched. snowden discussed a surveillance program this extensive when his story erupted last month. >> i sitting at my desk certainly had the
hundreds of americans ordered to leave yemen. here is abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the u.s. navy reconnaissance plane circled yemen's capital, scouring the streets and alley ways below searching for terrorist operatives behind a plan, u.s. intelligence believes, involves a strike on the u.s. embassy or western targets with explosive-laden trucks. iona craig, a freelance journalist in the city described the eyes in the sky. >> it was buzzing for at least five hours. then a break for about an hour, maybe two, and then the was back again. >> reporter: taking no chances the u.s. air force, air lifted almost all of the u.s. personnel out to safety. leaving only the most essential personnel behind. we know this is the man behind the plot, a hardened leader, determined to strike beyond the borders of yemen to the american moem land. homeland. he was behind the underwear bombing plot to bring down a u.s. aircraft. he just might get help from a large number of maximum security prisoners many of them al qaeda who have been busted out of jail in recent weeks with the help of heavily armed m
's martha raddatz is in the region. >> reporter: after coming under sniper fire, u.n. investigators donned helmets and bulletproof vests and returned to the damascus suburbs to interview survivors of the horrific attack. this is the effect of chemicals one doctor told the investigators and the u.s. secretary of state said the u.s. has little doubt that is true. >> make no mistake, president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: images from the attack are hard to watch. secretary kerry spoke emotionally about the hundred, maybe thousands of innocents who were killed. >> as a father, i can't get the image out of my head of a man who held up his dead child. wailing, while chaos swirled around him. the images of entire families dead in their beds without a drop of blood or even a visible wound. bodies contorting in spasms. human suffering that we can never ignore or forget. >> reporter: such strong word from top u.s. officials leave little doubt the u.s. plans military action
. abc's martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: thousands of syrians fleeing damascus as president obama leaves no doubt in an interview with pbs that syria's president assad has crossed a red line. >> when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they're held accountable. >> reporter: the president said he has not yet made a decision to strike, but if one is launched, it would be aimed at preventing another chemical attack, not in taking sides in syria's bloody civil war. there are dozens of potential targets. but likely, top among them, facilities storing vehicles which could launch chemical weapons like this storage depot near damascus. >> the president wants to prevent assad from using chemical weapons on his people again, but he can't hit the chemical weapons storage sites directly. >> reporter: if the u.s. wants to take aim at assad's military, it could strike the vital mezze airfield. or american missiles could lock on a symbolic target that would send a strong message to assad like the ministry of defense in damascus.
,000 gold-plated men's rolex watch, $5,600 for a holistic retreat in martha's vineyard, and $4,600 on a fedora once worn by michael jackson. jackson's father, civil rights leader jesse jackson sr., suggests the behavior was largely due to his son's diagnosis last year of bipolar disorder. >> he is still recovering. jesse's been very sick. this time a year ago, i really thought we may have lost him. >> reporter: jackson spent four weeks at the mayo clinic. the judge says she didn't have enough information from his doctors about his reported bipolar disorder. >> this has been -- a very painful. >> reporter: the jacksons will be allowed to serve their sentences one at a time. is he so that one of them can remain at home with their two children. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> federal investigators hope to get the black boxes from that u.p.s. cargo plane that crashed in a field near the birmingham airport. two pilots killed. the wreckage scattered over a wide area. witnesses heard the engines struggling and saw flames before impact. >> we were in bed. we heard something go ove
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